• colorful skeins of blackberry ridge wool
  • colorful latvian mittens and star and snowflake motifs
  • surprise jackets and ez calculator
  • woman in a lace poncho twirling in forest
 
   
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Meg Swansen

Welcome to Schoolhouse Press

Schoolhouse Press is a publisher of knitting books, patterns, and instructional videos, the home of Knitting Camp, and a knitting supply business founded in the mid-1950s by British-born master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann. Today, we are a typical small business located in Wisconsin, USA, run by Elizabeth's family and a few staff members wearing a number of hats. Our focus is on customer service (yes, it's still possible to reach us by phone--800-968-5648) and supplying knitters with books, patterns, wool, and tools we use and endorse. Learn More.

 

Featured Products

The Complete Surprise Kit

Surprise yourself (or someone else) with The Complete Surprise Kit, which includes: -the new book The Complete Surprise: Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Surprise Jacket -a surprise color of Swedish Gradient dyed wool- en...

Shetland

Marie Wallin’s beautiful collection, Shetland, gives us 12 new designs: pullovers, cardigans, caps and scarves - dramatically photographed in the Shetland islands. The garments all call for ‘our’ Shetla...

The Vintage Shetland Project - Preorder

Our initial order of books has sold out and the wait time for the new printing is currently estimated at 8-10 weeks; however, if you email Tami at info@schoolhousepress.com, she will put your name on a list to contact wh...

Knitting Patterns

Weekend Sweater - SPP67

Knit a comfortable, attractive yoke sweater for everyday wear - that is custom fit for you. Meg Swansen leads you step by step through the remarkably simple process of sizing your sweater with EPS (Elizabeth’s Percenta...

Lace Alphabet Shawl - SPP9

   Knitters are fond of expressing themselves not only through their knitting but also through messages or statements 'written' into their garments. Here Bridget guides you through the creation of two gorgeous ...

Bohus Inspired Yoke - SPP58

Another lovely design from Brazilian knitter, Felipe Cavalheiro, who follows Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) to construct the sweater. The yoke design and colors are inspired by sweaters from the Swedish B...

Welcome Back Sun - SPP22

   Marilyn's sweater was inspired by a painting in the frontispiece of the touching children’s book, Welcome Back Sun, by Michael Emberley (Little, Brown,1993), sadly now out of print. A yoke-style cardig...

Near Solstice Shawl - SPP7

   Bridget is truly an extraordinary lace innovator, never borrowing existing patterns from books, but designing each of her unique motifs from scratch and, when necessary, inventing techniques to realize her i...

If I Could Fly - SPP25

   If I Could Fly was inspired by a rubbing of a stone angel given to Bridget by a friend. She was taken with the stylized patterning of the feathers on the wings, and she thought it could be made in lace, spec...